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Imprint Entertainment ("Twilight," "Kid Cannabis") has acquired the movie rights to "Godsent" from Richard Burton and Arcade Publishing, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, the company announced on Monday. "Godsent", the debut novel by Burton, is a thriller which revolves around the child of 17-year old virgin Kate Skylar. The book is set against a backdrop of political turmoil and dueling factions within the church. "Richard Burton is a master storyteller who has created an amazingly visual page turner," said Imprint Entertainment CEO Michael Becker. Imprint Entertainment also recently optioned Pam Grier's "Foxy, My »
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'Sons of Anarchy' star Ron Perlman has joined the cast of "Kid Cannabis," an indie film about a pair of Idaho teens smuggling weed from British Columbia into the United States, the actor told TheWrap. The film, which stars Kenny Wormald and Jonathan Daniel Brown, is based on real-life characters, as profiled in Rolling Stone. John Stockwell wrote the script and is directing. Perlman, who recently shot his scenes, plays an Israeli-American businessman with a clandestine criminal side. Though on the surface he owns a chain of cell phone stores and has a »
- Lucas Shaw
His Footloose co-star Julianne Hough is about to light up multiplexes as one part of the all-star ensemble gathered for Adam Shankman.s Rock of Ages. (Read our review of that film right here.) Now Kenny Wormald.s committing to his next picture, and it.s about as far from the song-and-dance world of Footloose as the young talent can get. Wormald and Project X star Jonathan Daniel Brown have signed on to star in Kid Cannabis, a drama John Stockwell (Blue Crush, Turistas) plans to write and direct. Deadline says Stockwell takes his inspirations from a Rolling Stone article about misguided entrepreneurs who try to smuggle marijuana into Idaho from British Columbia. Given the fact that movies need dramatic tension, we.re going to guess that things don.t go according to plans for Brown and Wormald. Stockwell.s been busy as of late closing a deal with The »
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! it's a plane! It's... "Kid Cannabis?"
Okay, so despite the title, the upcoming indie "Kid Cannabis" is not actually about Bluntman and Chronic's new sidekick. But as disappointing as that is, there is good news: According to Deadline, "Footloose's" Kenny Wormald has just signed on to co-star in it.
Did we just give you a natural high?
Here's the deal on "Kid Cannabis:" Based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article, the film details the true(ish) story of a couple of bored Idaho suburbanites who decide to spice up their lives by running dope across the Canadian border.
Wormald, who got his big break in last year's well-received remake of "Footloose," will be joined by co-star Jonathan Daniel Brown, who recently hit it big himself thanks to "Project X." Plus, since vampire hotties Kellan Lutz ("The Twilight Saga") and Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries »
- Scott Harris
If you ask me — nobody did, but please don’t stop reading now — Benicio del Toro doesn’t get nearly enough play. Sure, the guy would be all over the place if he went and took the villain role in Star Trek 2 — but he didn’t and, therefore, isn’t. (We’ll know if that was a wise move in eleven months.) I take it as good fortune, then, when Deadline say he’ll grab the lead role in Jimmy Picard, a psychiatry-based drama from Arnaud Desplechin, director of 2008′s acclaimed drama A Christmas Tale.
He and that film’s star, Mathieu Amalric, will make a reunion on Picard, itself the story of returning WWII veteran Jimmy Picard, a Native American whose battle scars are unlike those typically encountered by doctors. A dire case gets a dose of hope at Topeka’s Winter Hospital, where “ethno-psychiatrist” Georges Devereux (Amalric »
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Can A Song Save Your Life
Keira Knightley plays a woman who moves with her boyfriend (Levine) to New York to pursue music careers. After he dumps her for a solo contract, she is discovered singing at a local bar by a down-on-his-luck record producer (Mark Ruffalo). [Source: Variety]
The story follows two guys who smuggle pot between the borders of Idaho and British Columbia. [Source: Deadline]
Behind the Candelabra
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Kenny Wormald and Jonathan Daniel Brown have been set to star in Kid Cannabis, a fact-based indie about two guys who smuggle pot between the borders of Idaho and British Columbia. Wormald got his break playing Ren (the Kevin Bacon role) in the Footloose remake while Brown starred in Project X. Stockwell wrote the script for Kid Cannabis, based on a Rolling Stone article. Stockwell’s Code Name Geronimo, a drama about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, sold in a big Cannes deal to The Weinstein Company. TWC plans to release in early fall, putting the film before the Kathryn Bigelow-directed Zero Dark Thirty, a drama on the same subject which Sony Pictures will release December 19. Wormald is repped by UTA and Caliber Media, Brown by CAA and Black Box Management and Stockwell by ICM Partners. »
- MIKE FLEMING
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